Dental Fillings and Sealants

Tooth decay and cavities are both common dental issues. Receiving fillings can restore your teeth and help prevent simple decay from becoming something worse. Protect and restore your smile with fillings and sealants.

Dental Fillings and Sealants in DeFuniak Springs, FL

We’re committed to preserving your oral health while ensuring your comfort through every step of the process. Tooth fillings and sealants are essential components of dental care, designed to prevent decay and restore the integrity of your teeth. Whether you’re addressing cavities or taking preventative measures against decay, our expert team uses the latest materials and techniques to achieve the best outcomes. Learn how our filling and sealant options can help keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

an illustration of a tooth getting a cavity filling
  • How do dental fillings for cavities work?

    Dental fillings are a commonly used method for repairing teeth that have cavities damaged. This process involves removing the decayed tooth material, cleaning the affected area, and filling the cavity with a particular material. Not only does this help restore the tooth’s shape, but it also prevents bacteria from entering the area and causing further damage. In addition to repairing cavities, fillings can also be used to fix cracked or worn teeth, providing a durable and effective solution for a range of dental issues.

  • What types of fillings are there?

    Several types of filling materials are available, each with its advantages. The most common include:

    • Amalgam (Silver) Fillings: Durable and strong, ideal for filling cavities in the back teeth with the greatest chewing force.
    • Composite Resins: Tooth-colored fillings that blend in with your natural teeth, suitable for front or back teeth.
    • Ceramics (Porcelain): Resistant to staining and wear, offering a more aesthetic and durable option.

    The choice of material depends on the location of the cavity, patient preference, and cost considerations.

  • Is tooth sensitivity after a filling normal?

    Yes, it’s normal to experience some sensitivity to pressure, air, sweet foods, or cold temperatures after getting a filling. This discomfort should diminish within a few days to weeks after the procedure. However, if sensitivity persists or if you experience pain when biting down, it may indicate that the filling needs to be adjusted. Always consult with us if you have concerns about your fillings or are experiencing prolonged discomfort.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about fillings and sealants or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

DeFuniak Springs Family Dental

746 Baldwin Ave
DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
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